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Welcome Summer in West Michigan!

Mt. Pleasant

Welcome to friendly faces, abundant places, and comfortable paces – Mt. Pleasant is the perfect place to get lost or be found. Wonder what it’s like to experience small town feel with big city amenities? Find out for yourself. In central Michigan, there’s plenty of hustle with none of the hassle and we want you to take your time getting here. We look forward to meeting you in Mt. Pleasant; We will be here, when you are ready. #meetmtp


Traverse City Tourism

It’s Golf Season! You know what that means? Open spaces on green fairways in northern Michigan. 

Home to award-winning courses, the Traverse City area offers incredible conditions with tremendous variety of hole designs and scenery. The options for playing are diverse, from the resort courses to the renowned Arcadia Bluffs to inviting public courses. You’ll find designer architects, championship courses, and endless water views.


Traverse Tall Ship 

Looking for a terrific vacation rental? Check out the Traverse Tall Ships “Schooner House”!

While in Traverse City, check out Traverse City Tours for wine tasting tours and much more! Top notch service at reasonable prices.  Go to www.traversecitytours.com/ for reservations.

Follow Tall Ship Manitou and Sailing Yacht Scout for updates and sail information. 


Greater Lansing

Looking for the perfect weekend road trip? Discover Greater Lansing! Find dozens of outdoor activities from 17 miles of paved trails, to kayaking, an urban beach with skyline views, a brand new Art Path, premier golf and new baby animals at the Potter Park Zoo. Our hotels have taken the Greater Lansing Safe Pledge to help keep you well during your stay. Love Lansing like a local and we promise, you’ll love it just as much as we do! Book your getaway today! 

 

 


Allegan County

With food and festivals Allegan County has something new and exciting for everyone. Summer activities in every town to Fiber Festival in August and the Allegan County Fair in September. Or make your own fun hiking trails, exploring towns, lakes, rivers and beaches. Traveling the county you will find numerous roadside farmer’s stands offering the best fresh fruits and vegetables. From getting in on the action to getting away from it all. Allegan County can make your summer dreams come true.


Coldwater Country

Make Family Fun Memories in West Michigan’s Coldwater Country!

Spend the day on the water kayaking, cruising or fishing the 100+ lakes or play at the new inflatable aquatic playground, The Aqua Pit. Ride the rails of a historic steam engine train at the Little River Railroad. Visit the Adventure Zone for mini-golf, go-carts, laser tag and virtual reality games, perfect for days when the weather doesn’t cooperate. Catch a performance at Tibbits Opera House or a flick at the Capri Drive-In.


Silver Lake Sand Dunes

On June 13, the Silver Lake Sand Dunes area businesses opened for 2020 celebrating 2,000 acres of sand dunes. Silver Lake offers visitors a safe and unique small-town experience. The dunes are accessible 7 days a week. The southern end of the dunes is home to Mac Woods Dune Rides, which offers visitors a seven-mile tour of the Silver Lake Sand Dunes. Mac Woods is a Michigan staple celebrating 90 years and open now May 15. Start planning at www.thinkdunes.com

 

 


S.S. Badger, Ludington

A Legacy of the Lake, since 1953! Enjoy a four-hour cruise across Lake Michigan between Ludington, Michigan and Manitowoc, Wisconsin. Designated a National Historic Landmark, the S.S. BADGER is one-of-a-kind. Experience famous Badger Bingo, drinks, dining, shopping, movie theatre, relaxation, kids activities, and more while aboard. The BADGER can connect you to many great destinations in the Upper Midwest. Bring your RV, camper, semi, car or motorcycle! Book now and save during our Early Season Savings.

 

 

 

 

 


Ludington

Ludington Welcomes Summer Visitors with Modified Events, Outdoor Activities

Ready to travel again? Consider the beachfront community of Ludington, offering outdoor events, independent activities, plus COVID-19 safety information. Ludington has modified its summer events to encourage social distancing – including Sunset Beach Bonfires, outdoor music concerts, plus S.S. Badger Shoreline Cruises. Mason County also offers plenty of outdoor places to recreate independently – beaches, parks, golf courses, lakes and rivers, plus hiking and biking trails. Visit PureLudington.com to start planning your next visit, and staysafemasoncounty.com to learn how businesses are operating safely.

 

 


White Lake Area Chamber of Commerce

It’s time for biking, hiking, boating, fishing, sailing, camping, paddle boarding, and adventure. Nestled on the shores of Lake Michigan, the White Lake area boasts miles of Great Lakes shoreline, plus freshwater rivers, lakes, and streams galore. Rent kayaks or canoes take them out on White River or White Lake, or grab a towel and some snacks and spend the day lazing on the sandy shores of Lake Michigan. Enjoy quaint shops, breweries and unique eateries in the downtowns of Montague and Whitehall. It’s all possible during a White Lake Summer.

 

 


Mackinac Island

For centuries, visitors have found this national landmark to be the ideal vacation spot. No cars. No chain hotels. Just world-famous Mackinac Island Fudge, historic Fort Mackinac, unique shopping and diverse dining. Unforgettable sunsets, awe-inspiring sunrises and extraordinary nightlife befit our ranking as a Top 10 U.S. Island by TripAdvisor and USA Today. ​Start planning your trip to Mackinac Island…the Jewel of the Great Lakes.

 

 

Crystal Mountain, Thompsonville

Let Nature Take Hold

Make Crystal Mountain resort your base camp for every Northern Michigan adventure. Stay during select dates to get the best rates and save up to 25% off. Plus, kids 6 and under sleep FREE! Enjoy some of the Midwest’s finest accommodations as you explore our Michigan Legacy Art Park, 36 holes of championship golf, Michigan’s only Alpine Slide, and outdoor pool. All just a short drive from Traverse City and the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore. Book your stay today.


Mecosta County

Mecosta County Visitors Bureau Unveils New Logo and Branding

 “I can’t think of a better time for us to roll out a new logo and branding strategy than now,” stated Connie Koepke – MCVB Executive Director.  “We have all endured some rather unprecedented times these past few months and it is exciting to see our community and businesses, re-opening and re-engaging with one another.”

When you are ready, we will be here! Visit BigRapids.org for exciting things to see and do.

 


Keweenaw Peninsula

No wait lines…just Superior shorelines. Discover dozens of remote beaches while taking in the freshest of fresh air. Grab a paddle and explore the rocky shores of Lake Superior or relax all day on a sandy beach while your worries slip away. Discover Michigan’s Keweenaw Peninsula.


Island House Hotel

Rest, relax, rewind, and recharge at Island House Hotel. Enjoy cozy historic charm and gorgeous waterfront views from the ideal just out of town location. This family-owned estate is the only hotel inside the pristine state park. Whether lunch in the garden, an afternoon rocking on the porch listening to the clip-clop of passing horses and watching sailboats glide by, dinner in the elegant dining room, or evenings stargazing on the lawn, Island House Hotel offers an authentic Mackinac Island experience. Join the 906 Rewards Club and save. Book your Island Getaway today!


Cheboygan

Cheboygan is uniquely situated between the Straits of Mackinaw and two of the five largest inland lakes in the State of Michigan. Connecting those lakes with the straits is 40 miles of the iconic Inland Waterway. Cheboygan County also has more miles of trails than any other county in the state, making the area a bucket list destination for hunters, anglers, campers, hikers, bird watchers and all kinds of nature enthusiasts. Cheboygan is where people go to get outside!


Chateau Chantal, Traverse City

A Unique Northern Michigan Wine & Food Experience

Enjoy a truly unique culinary experience, featuring picturesque vineyard views backdropped by the crystal blue water of West Grand Traverse Bay.  Our multi-course wine dinners are prepared in house by our talented Chef de Cuisine, Chris Mushall, and each course has been expertly paired with delicious Chateau Chantal wine.  This season we will be offering, for the first time, a Sunday seating of our summer Wine Dinners.  Click through to view the full menus, and book your reservations today!  

 


Sable Point Lighthouse Keepers Association, Ludington

Visit the White River Light Station and Museum. Built in 1875 this unique structure was the home to six
keepers and their families until it was decommissioned in 1960. Station located at 6199 Murray Road,
Whitehall is open 7 days a week from 10 am to 5pm. Light Station tours include tower climb with two
floors of museum inside, the lighthouse keepers workshop and oil house.

 

 


Harbor Lights Resort, Frankfort

When you’re traveling again, you are invited to be our guest at Harbor Lights Resort on the beautiful shore of Lake Michigan. We’re right on the beach — and just a short walk from great dining, shopping, movies and more – in the heart of downtown Frankfort. Plan to come relax, unwind, and play in one of the most beautiful spots in the country.

 

 


Air Zoo, Portage

From rare and historic planes to inspiring artwork and exhibits, there’s always something new to discover at the Air Zoo.  The Air Zoo is a world-class, Smithsonian-affiliated aerospace and science center with over 100 air and space artifacts, inspiring interactive exhibits, rides, flight simulators and out-of-this-world education programs.

The Air Zoo plans to open its doors again (in phases) starting June 29th (Members Only) and then on July 13th to the general public. Capacity and admission times will be limited, safety protocols put in place, and interactive experiences temporarily closed or altered for your safety. Please visit airzoo.org/plan-your-visit for  all the details!

 

 


Grand Traverse Bike Tours, Suttons Bay

Summer is here in Traverse City! Come join us for some fresh air, sunshine, and a little wine! Grand Traverse Bike Tours’ signature Leelanau Wine Trail Bike Tour for the best way to experience the wineries. Ride down a paved trail through the orchards and vineyards, and make detours to the wineries just off the trail. Your picnic lunch overlooking the vineyards, van support, and wine purchase pick up is all included in the package. Grab your best friends and book your wine tour!

 

 

 

 


Fenn Valley Winery, Fennville

The wines and hard ciders from Fenn Valley Winery are the “Lake Effect Everyone Loves!” They grow and produce everything right in Fennville, and have some great shipping offers going on right now to get their wine and cider delivered directly to you! You can also check out their list of recipes for you to try at home to create your own wine pairings.

 

 

 


Overhiser Orchards, South Haven

Whether you prefer picked produce or enjoy picking your own, you will find fresh fruits and vegetables in season just waiting for you at Overhiser Orchards. You’ll also find pies, cider, jams,maple syrup, honey, and lots of farm fun this season!